Back in July I photograph a family and at the end of the session I took some photos of the dad in his shed where he has all his bikes. He loves cycling and in his shed he keeps his bikes and does all his maintenance on them. I wasn’t totally happy with the images that I got of him in the shed, but today I thought I might try reworking them.
This is the black and white version of it. It isn’t a bad photo, but I wondered what I would do differently now. I am hoping to be able to photograph an artist in his studio and some of the techniques that I want to use, I thought I might try out here.
This colour image was then processed in Silver Efex Pro 2. It was hard to work out what preset to use, most just didn’t seem to work with this image, and I think even the one I chose in the end was the best, but I am still not sure it was the right one for this image.
Normally that is all I would do, but actually before I did this one, I did another one and it worked out far better.
I do like the second image so much better. It took a bit of work, but that is always okay. It was also nice to know that some of the techniques I’ve been using can work when doing a portrait, though what I want to do with the artist in the studio is a little different, but some things will be similar. I am looking forward to that session.
Looking at Options for My Blog
I have been thinking about doing some changes to the blog, not that it will effect you much, but I have been thinking about self hosting. I have the domain name leannecole.com.au and I might be able to use that, or with an extension on the end. Since I have someone host my website, I am hoping that I can self host my blog there. Time will tell.
So what will this mean for you. Well, you will have the option of following me on the new blog, though I will continue to use this one, perhaps put the beginning of each blog up on this, with a link to the new blog and the post.
The reason I am considering this is because I want to have more options for what I do on this blog. At the moment with WordPress hosting my blog, I can’t charge people to advertise on my blog, or get sponsors for the blog. Having the ability to do both would mean that I can continue doing the blog.
You may have to put up with the ads, but I it should not interfere with what I post and what you expect from my blog. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.